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Tony Schwensen

30 April - 2 July 2016

Artists: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Allora & Calzadilla, Karen Black, Gunter Christmann, Jin Chul Kyu, Guan Wei, Shilpa Gupta, Khaled Hourani, Raafat Ishak, Isaac Julien, Sonia Leber & David Chesworth, Kai Löffelbein, Ricky Maynard, Carlos Motta, Tony Schwensen, Amy Spiers & Catherine Ryan, Danae  Stratou, and Judy Watson

Curator: Francis E. Parker


Borders, barriers and walls delineate this group exhibition of Australian and international artists. It reflects on how these contested and complex forms shape the world, producing situations of separation, isolation or thwarted passage across the globe. Whether they be physical constructions, psychological constructs or  natural defences, the exhibition considers the forces by which these divides are either upheld or breached. Borders, Barriers, Walls features more than thirty artworks ranging from video installation, painting, photography and sculpture. The exhibition includes a new commission by local artists  Amy Spiers and Catherine Ryan.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue featuring commissioned essays by Professor Gillian Triggs, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, and Yanis Varoufakis, founding member of the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 and former Greek finance minister, along with a curatorial  overview by Francis E. Parker.

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Exhibition Resources:

Media kit (pdf)

Exhibition Catalogue:

Borders, Barriers, Walls. Purchase via MUMA Shop.

The 96 pp exhibition catalogue features commissioned essays by Professor Gillian Triggs, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, and Yanis Varoufakis, founding member of the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 and former Greek finance minister, along with a curatorial overview.


Image:
Tony Schwensen
Border Protection Assistance Proposed Monument for the Torres Strait (Am Iever going to see your face again?) 2002
roadbarriers, buckets, floaties, water
Courtesy of the artist and Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney

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